Which came first? The egg or the chicken? same references here. So peoples which did you notice first, the RA or fibromyalgia? With me .it was the fibromyalgia because all I knew was pain and I hurt and all the key areas. I always knew I had Arthritis but not RA. Bare in mine I did karate during this time and thought it was normal to hurt from work outs. I was working out 6 days week 3 to 4 hours a day plus a full time job and two teenagers.. I did complete too, but… read more
Yes I agree. But last rheumatologist visit confirmed the fibro. But I think it was misdiagnosed several years ago. Because the ra wasn't diagnosed until last year.
I was diagnosed with fibro first. Switched Rheumatologist and was told RA. They both hurt so bad but would choose Fibro over RA
I think your right. I think the fibro comes before RA. I've never been diagnosed with fibro and just recently diagnosed with RA. But I have had problems for a longtime. I wish they had earlier detection.
For me, RA came first. Felt like someone was stabbing knives into the bottoms of my feet...especially upon waking. I was trying different oral RA meds with pred, but was still having pain all over. If I was touched too hard anywhere it was so painful I couldn't stand it.
My rheumy tested the fibro trigger points and ALL of them were positive. Felt like I was going to hit the ceiling while he was testing. Said it was fibromyalgia and started me on Lyrica!
Been on it for about 10 yrs now and it, along with my other multiple meds, definitely helps.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 21 years ago, but wasn't diagnosed with RA until 2013. I believe I had my first real flare of RA in 2011, but it wasn't diagnosed as such. I had all of the symptoms, but I'm sero-negative so nothing showed on the blood work except a high CRP. In 2013 the symptoms were much worse and I was finally diagnosed correctly. I take meds for both diseases, but I'm beginning to wonder if fibromyalgia is really a precursor to autoimmune diseases like RA , Sjogrens, and Lupus.
Meds include: Enbrel, Cymbalta, Neurontin, Ultram, Lortab, Zanaflex, ibuprofen